Supermarkets are among the most energy-intensive buildings around, and refrigeration uses more than half of that energy. That doesn't even include the harm that leaking refrigerants cause to the ozone layer. EPA's GreenChill program works with companies and their refrigeration engineers across the country to help program participants lower their refrigeration emissions of all kinds.
- By Laura Williams
- May 31, 2011
An air quality study near Marcellus Shale natural gas operations in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga counties in Pennsylvania found no emission levels that would pose a public health concern, according to a report released by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.
According to an article in Nature, researchers have spotted signs of recovery in the ozone hole above Antarctica. These first signs of human-caused shrinkage come 22 years after the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement that banned the use of ozone-depleting chloroflurocarbons.
Cigarette smoking, forest fires and woodburning can release a chemical that may be at least partly responsible for human health problems related to smoke exposure, according to a new study by NOAA researchers and their colleagues.
The American Physical Society has released a new assessment, titled “Direct Air Capture of CO2 with Chemicals,” to better inform the scientific community on the technical aspects of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released its annual assessment of leading utility green power programs.
As concerns about air pollution from large dairies and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) continue to mount, scientists are reporting a practice that could cut emissions of the abundant agricultural gas ammonia by up to 30 percent.
National environmental groups are launching a new campaign that challenges American Electric Power to publicly name the number of lives it wants Congress to sacrifice to give AEP and other polluters delays and rollbacks of national limits on toxic air pollution.
In three new studies published in the May issue of the journal Health Affairs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers reveal the staggering economic impact of toxic chemicals and air pollutants in the environment, and propose new legislation to mandate testing of new chemicals and also those already on the market.
The action ensures that gasoline meets fuel quality and performance standards, and protects people’s health by reducing harmful VOC emissions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing stronger air toxics standards for secondary lead smelters, which would improve air quality and protect people’s health in communities where the smelters are located.
Dealers in selected Canadian markets began taking orders for the Volt May 2.
Chemical transport regulations don't always take into consideration the fact that mercury vaporizes at room temperature.
- By Peder A. Larson
- May 02, 2011
Oregon Freeze Dry Inc. will pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $3,323 for its failure to report an estimated 422 pounds of anhydrous ammonia released at its food freeze dryer facility in Albany, Ore.
Three companies operating five gas stations in eastern Washington will pay more than $8,000 for violating federal air rules on tribal land, according to several orders issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
New England’s largest utility to implement Environmental ERP solution to comply with regulations and corporate sustainability programs.
EPA says state-of-the-art pollution controls and clean energy technology in many of the corporate agency's coal-fired power plants should provide up to $27 billion in annual health benefits.
A pilot program will test the ability of proprietary enzyme technologies to reduce the environmental impact of industrial byproducts.
Manufacturers that use welding in their operations should get ready to meet this year's notification deadlines for Clean Air Act emission regulation.
- By Deanna Postlethwaite, Kathy Gargasz
- Apr 07, 2011
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality settled air and water quality violations with the company at a cost of $312,000, part of which will pay for the company's environmental management system.